Trinity Fiction: Ignore the Fear


I’m writing this as my Internet is down (and posting from a hotel. See previous post for why). I hope I have the right Three Words for Three Word Wednesday!

Those of you who remember Springer may remember the girl he met at one of the Musical Hanukkah Celebrations. Trinity. For those of you meeting her for the first time, I think you’ll like her.

~~~~~~~ (this is the cool separator Anne Tyler Lord taught me. Isn’t it great?)
“Ignore the fear!” Sandusky said to Trinity. “Just leap up, ignore the fear, and go for it!”

Trinity nodded and licked her lips. It seemed so easy. Sandusky said it was unlike anything she’d ever do. It was paradise, he said.

“Leap up,” Sandusky said again. “Put your hand on that guy’s head and push yourself as high as you can. I’ll grab you and help get you up there.”

Still, Trinity held back. She’d been watching people in the pit surf the crowd ever since Sandusky had taken her to her first show, a couple months ago. She’d even put her hands up over her own head, helping keep the surfer from kicking her in the face — she’d seen people that had happened to. Swollen, black, bloody. Things broke if you weren’t careful, especially when the surfers were the assholes who wore steel-toed boots.

Sandusky was pretty sure they’d dig Trinity. Her clothes were, like always, tight up to her body. She wore simple black boots, not combat boots, not work boots. Maybe you’d call them fashion boots. But really, they were something in between. They wouldn’t hurt anyone. Not too much.

This scene was still new to her, and already, she loved it. She loved that she fit in, that only the really snooty girls Sandusky called the Dick Bunnies tried to make her feel inadequate. She loved that the more outrageous she was, the more approval she got and the more they wanted her around. And she loved the ear cuff Jameson had given her, daring her to wear it. She’d wanted to know why she wouldn’t wear the image of a guy with a hard-on. Maybe the problem was that Jameson didn’t know what one was good for.

She knew she could surf the crowd. She knew she’d love it, all those hands holding her, supporting her. Sandusky said it was like being weightless, but Trinity wasn’t so sure. She didn’t see how. Wasn’t weightless all about being in zero gravity?

“Come on, Trin!” Sandusky yelled.

Trinity licked her lips. He was right. The song was almost over. It was now or never.

She didn’t think. She looked up toward the heads in front of her, imagined herself up there.

Trinity jumped.

As Sandusky promised, as soon as her hand made contact with the head of the guy in front of her, her friend gave her the push. The guy in front grabbed at her; Trinity didn’t think he gave it a thought. When you stood in the pit, this was what you did. Feel a body, lift it up.

And then she was on her back, her arms spread out to the sides, her legs flopping open, shut, up and down. Same for her ass. She laid her head back and laughed, then jerked as someone squeezed her tit. At a hand that snuck between her legs and tried to check out the folds there.

It kept coming. Pinches. Pulls. A scratch on her hand.

It wasn’t fun.

Trinity started to fight her way down. She bucked against them, growing frantic.

And then she was on the ground and Sandusky was pushing through the crowd. He grabbed her, hugged her, and told her she’d done great.

She had. She knew it. She’d ignored the fear.

It had been totally worth it.

Ignore the fear. That sounded like a new motto to Trinity.



  1. Ann (bunnygirl)

    May 13, 2010 11:59 pm

    Some of the best things in life come from being willing to step away from what’s safe and take a chance. Will there be more Trinity?
    .-= Ann (bunnygirl)´s last blog ..New Maelstrom Story =-.

  2. Alice Audrey

    May 14, 2010 1:00 am

    Still, I wouldn’t be doing it again.

    Hey, great to see more of Trinity!
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Proof of Desirability =-.

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 14, 2010 7:45 am

    I am hoping there will be more Trinity, yes. If you guys recall, the last time we saw her, she was pregnant and on Springer’s doorstep, needing help.
    .-= Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog ..Trinity Fiction: Ignore the Fear =-.

  4. Janet

    May 14, 2010 3:10 pm

    I’ve always wondered about the Mosh Pit – or surfing. Great description woven into the story and Trinity’s reaction to it! But, like Alice, I wouldn’t be doing it either.

    I love the motto – I could use that in my own life (see about about not wanting to try surfing). Ignore the Fear!!
    .-= Janet´s last blog ..Friday Fiction – Mickey Spencer, AC ~ Part 10 =-.

  5. ThomG

    May 14, 2010 4:22 pm

    I remain the same way, only with mosh pits. Great pace in this, fine detail. Very fun read.

  6. CalicoCrazy

    May 15, 2010 1:36 pm

    Sounds like one of those things I’d do once, but only once, just to say I did it.
    .-= CalicoCrazy´s last blog ..Monochrome Weekend #27 =-.

  7. Dee

    May 15, 2010 8:07 pm

    I’m with CalicoCrazy. Once just to say I did. After reading Trinity’s story I might invest in steel toe boots though….
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Wolf Moon Magic =-.

  8. Julia Smith

    May 15, 2010 10:18 pm

    Thanks for taking me along with Trinity’s crowd surf – I will likely never join her, but after reading this, I don’t really need to. Her willingness to go for it is something I promise to emulate.
    .-= Julia Smith´s last blog ..Weekend Writer’s Retreat – 7 =-.

  9. Celticlibrarian

    May 16, 2010 4:36 pm


    Did you hear about Ronnie James Dio? 🙁
    .-= Celticlibrarian´s last blog ..13 Female Protagonists/13 Mysterious Authors =-.

  10. Bobkat

    May 16, 2010 5:34 pm

    Very cool.

    Ignore the fear…and do it anyway. Good for Trinity!
    .-= Bobkat´s last blog ..A year ago =-.

  11. Andy Sewina

    May 16, 2010 7:28 pm

    Phew, so that’s what happens, I bet you had fun researching this!
    .-= Andy Sewina´s last blog ..Three Word Wednesday CLXXXIX =-.

  12. one more believer

    May 17, 2010 4:51 pm

    sorta like bungee jumping… just do it

  13. Bruce

    May 19, 2010 10:09 am

    I remain the same way, only with mosh pits. Great pace in this, fine detail. Very fun read.

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